The RDX is one of Acura’s best mid-size and highly ranked compact luxury crossover SUVs that comes with a delightful combination of comfort, power, high performance and high tech. Its available Super Handling All Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD) is a favorite with drivers who feel the need for some adventure. Our preferred auto dealer let us get some deeper understanding of the Acura and its available configurations such as the Technology, A-Spec and Advance Packages to know why drivers prefer the 2019 Acura RDX.
Some highlighted features that come on the bare bones RDX would put competitors to shame. The standard features around the pentagon or diamond shaped grille include – Jewel-eye LED headlights, 19-inch Multi Spoke wheels in Glitter Silver, Heated Side Mirrors, a Panoramic Moonroof with Tile and Slide, a rear tailgate spoiler (Black) and dual-exhaust outlets. Multi-view rear camera and power tailgate included as standard raise the bar further. Technology Packages gives you the Blind-spot detection system. The A-Spec Package gives you exclusive front and rear bumpers, 20-inch wheels and Fog Lights. Finally, the Advanced Package and you get a Surround-view Camera.
Fully Equipped Interiors
Drivers will love the fully equipped and spacious interiors of the Acura RDX with a range of features to meddle with. Firstly, the ergonomically sculpted center console with hidden storage space beneath breaks the design monotony of the cockpit. The purposefully sculpted dash gives the appearance of a flying bird and lends lots of synergy. The RDX comes with sport seats, 12-way power lumbar supported power front seats, 60/40 split easy fold-down second row seats and heated front seats. You get a massive cargo space of 79.8 cu-ft up to the rear of the first row. There’s even a under-floor storage for the rear cargo which betrays its hidden intent – a car meant for outdoor family fun. More amazing features standard across the trims are Ambient Cabin Lighting, Dual-zone automatic climate control with humidity control and air filtration, a keyless access system with push-button ignition and an electronic gear selector.
Infotainment is comprehensively displayed to the drivers on the 7-inch color multi-information display while entertainment is delivered through a massive 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display which you can browse and command using a True Touchpad interface easily accessible to the driver. A 9-speaker Acura Premium Audio System provides a wholesome experience. Mobile hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability is integrated.
Engine and Powertrains
The basic trim of the RDX comes with a FWD system which is fitted with a powerful 2.0-Liter 16-valve DOHC VTEC Turbo engine that delivers 272 horsepower. This is accompanied by a 10-speed automatic transmission, electronic gear shifters and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. You get an EPA estimated combined mileage of 24 mpg on this. Upgrade to the A-Spec Package and there on you get an SH-AWD system for some advanced super handling capability that drivers cherish.
The car dealer we found for Acura appraised us of the enhanced safety and driver assist features on the RDX that consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane and Road Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning and a Multi View Rear Camera with guiding lines.